When someone says “You know what they say…” Who are they?

Who's '' they ''

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  • 9 years ago
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    Everyone else

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  • 9 years ago

    It depends on the context. However, it is generally when someone is implying a relative truth or common perception surrounding a particular issue.

    Ex: Mike just beat Steve three times in ping pong. Mike says, "You know what they say-beginners luck!"

    The 'they' is essentially those like Mike.

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  • 9 years ago

    Larry, a guy who sits in a dark room with multiple telephones all labeled "They."

    Source(s): A classic "Far Side" cartoon.
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  • 9 years ago

    lol. Just one of those old expressions. Usually they're referring to the expression they're about to quote. But since no one really knows where most of our societal expressions came from, we just say "they" to allude to the original creators of them.

    Source(s): Social interaction :3
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  • Well it depends on the situation but its probably the popular vote

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    everyone else for example if you a boy and you know someone with little feet. you can say "aye you know what they say about having little feet."

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  • 9 years ago

    Everyone else who has already said it.

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  • 9 years ago

    They would be all the people who have ever said it (whatever it was)

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